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Bromley piloting instant HIV test following rise in cases

PUBLISHED: 12:37 23 November 2012

Bromley is piloting a confidential HIV test following research that shows the number of people infected in the borough has tripled in the past five years.

The instant finger prick method is available by request in selected GP practices in Penge and North Beckenham where incidence of HIV is higher.

All new patients between the ages of 15 and 59 will also be offered the test, as well as people with HIV related symptoms.

To mark World Heath’s Day and promote the instant test, health professionals will be in Penge High Street to offer confidential advice about HIV on December 1.

Tests will also be available on the day between 10am and 4pm at Mack’s Pharmacy, in High Street.

For further information, contact the HIV Advice Hotline on 01689 866647.

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